image of outdoor Christmas decorations                                    Image of Christmas Items on Display                               Image of Christmas items on Retail Shelf

STEP (Services To Enhance Potential) runs two thrift stores – Tried and True in Wayne at 35004 W. Michigan Ave. and Tried and True Too in Southgate 15431 Dix-Toledo Rd.  Both stores offer paid on-the-job training for those receiving our services, in every aspect of the store.  For the month of December, bring in 2 cans of food for 15% off your purchase!  Canned goods will be donated to Gleaners food bank.  Tried and True has a large selection of unique holiday gifts and decorating ideas!


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STEP is also featuring a 2016 calendar, “Through Their Eyes,” a compilation of photographs taken by the individuals we serve, and a little about themselves.

image of front cover of 2016 STEP Calendar                                 image of back cover of STEP 2016 Clendar

Also offered this holiday season is a collection of recipes chosen by participants of STEP’s “Made in the Market” culinary program. The recipes were selected based on the favorite dishes made in the class.  The calendar and recipe books are available for purchase at, at either Tried and True location, and any of their Resource Centers.


Please visit STEP’s website at and on Facebook for more details and to learn more about what services they offer.